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Dog Trainers & Classes


There are no legally mandated licenses for dog trainers, and the term “behaviorist” can mean different things to different people. If you visit the website associated with a certification, it should tell you what criteria a trainer has met to obtain that credential. Some require candidates to pass tests or prove experience, while many others require only annual membership dues. Here are some recommended certifications :

  • Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers –

    • CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed / Knowledge & Skills Assessed

    • CBCC-KA/ CBCC-KSA: Certified Behavior Consultant - Canine – Knowledge Assessed / Knowledge & Skills Assessed

  • CAAB: Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist –

  • DACVB: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior –

How To Choose A Behavior Professional

Help For Problem Behaviors

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